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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900799/tissue-sources-for-accurate-measurement-of-germline-dna-genotypes-in-prostate-cancer-patients-treated-with-radical-prostatectomy
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Nima C Emami, Lancelote Leong, Eunice Wan, Erin L Van Blarigan, Matthew R Cooperberg, Imelda Tenggara, Peter R Carroll, June M Chan, John S Witte, Jeffry P Simko
BACKGROUND: Benign tissue from a tumor-containing organ is commonly the only available source for obtaining a patient's unmutated genome for use in cancer research. While it is critical to identify histologically normal tissue that is independent of the tumor lineage, few additional considerations are applied to the choice of this material for such measurements. METHODS: Normal formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded seminal vesicle, and urethral tissues, in addition to whole blood, were collected from 31 prostate cancer patients having undergone radical prostatectomy...
November 30, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900797/evidence-for-feedback-regulation-following-cholesterol-lowering-therapy-in-a-prostate-cancer-xenograft-model
#2
Elizabeth M Masko, Mahmoud A Alfaqih, Keith R Solomon, William T Barry, Christopher B Newgard, Michael J Muehlbauer, Nikolaos A Valilis, Tameika E Phillips, Susan H Poulton, Alexis R Freedland, Stephanie Sun, Shweta K Dambal, Sergio E Sanders, Everardo Macias, Michael R Freeman, Mark W Dewhirst, Salvatore V Pizzo, Stephen J Freedland
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic data suggest cholesterol-lowering drugs may prevent the progression of prostate cancer, but not the incidence of the disease. However, the association of combination therapy in cholesterol reduction on prostate or any cancer is unclear. In this study, we compared the effects of the cholesterol lowering drugs simvastatin and ezetimibe alone or in combination on the growth of LAPC-4 prostate cancer in vivo xenografts. METHODS: Proliferation assays were conducted by MTS solution and assessed by Student's t-test...
November 30, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882567/autoantibodies-directed-against-the-endothelin-a-receptor-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
#3
Gerd Wallukat, Burkhard Jandrig, Rudolf Kunze, Johann J Wendler, Johannes Müller, Martin Schostak, Ingolf Schimke
BACKGROUND: Over-stimulation of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) such as α1-adrenergic, muscarinic, endothelin, and AT1 receptors is considered to drive benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) which is often associated with lower urinary tract syndrome (LUTS). However, in addition to physiologic GPCR ligands, there is a new class of autoantibodies called functional autoantibodies that target the same GPCRs (GPCR-AABs) for over-stimulation, thus, presenting pathogenic potency. We hypothesize that patients with BPH/LUTS could carry GPCR-AABs representing potential targets for treatment...
November 24, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868214/low-intratumoral-mast-cells-are-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-prostate-cancer-recurrence
#4
Heidi A Hempel, Nathan S Cuka, Ibrahim Kulac, John R Barber, Toby C Cornish, Elizabeth A Platz, Angelo M De Marzo, Karen S Sfanos
BACKGROUND: Mast cells are of interest in prostate cancer because they possess both pro- and anti-tumorigenic properties and are present in the tumor microenvironment. We studied the association of mast cell count and densities with prostate cancer recurrence using tissue microarrays (TMAs) for 462 men who recurred (cases) and 462 controls that were matched to the cases nested in a cohort of radical prostatectomy patients. METHODS: Dual-immunostaining for mast cell tryptase and epithelial cytokeratin-8 and whole slide image analysis were used to assess total mast cell number, mast cell density (mast cell number/tissue area), and mast cell number per epithelial or stromal area in TMA spots containing tumor (up to 4 per man)...
November 21, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868212/myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-radiotherapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Rong Wang, Amer M Zeidan, James B Yu, Pamela R Soulos, Amy J Davidoff, Steven D Gore, Scott F Huntington, Cary P Gross, Xiaomei Ma
BACKGROUND: To understand the impact of radiotherapy on the development of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) among elderly prostate cancer patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of elderly prostate cancer patients diagnosed during 1999-2011 by using the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked database. Competing risk analyses adjusting for patient characteristics were conducted to assess the impact of radiotherapy on the development of subsequent MDS/AML, compared with surgery...
November 21, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862129/anogenital-distance-a-biomarker-of-prenatal-androgen-exposure-is-associated-with-prostate-cancer-severity
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Ana B Maldonado-Cárceles, Carlos Sánchez-Rodríguez, Eva M Vera-Porras, Julián J Árense-Gonzalo, Julián Oñate-Celdrán, Paula Samper-Mateo, Damián García-Escudero, Marcos Torres-Roca, Francisco Martínez-Díaz, Jaime Mendiola, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
BACKGROUND: Anogenital distance (AGD), the distance from the centre of the anus to the genitals, is a sexually dimorphic phenotype in mammals. Experimental studies have shown that AGD is a biomarker of prenatal androgen exposure during the masculinisation period of development. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between anogenital distance (AGD), as an indirect marker of prenatal hormonal environment, and prostate cancer (PCa) severity. MATERIALS: We conducted a cross-sectional study with a total of 120 PCa patients with confirmed biopsy of the tumour from April 2007 to July 2015...
November 16, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862105/blind-biobanking-of-the-prostatectomy-specimen-critical-evaluation-of-the-existing-techniques-and-development-of-the-new-4-level-tissue-extraction-model-with-high-sampling-efficacy
#7
Yuri Tolkach, Okyaz Eminaga, Fabian Wötzel, Sebastian Huss, Olaf Bettendorf, Elke Eltze, Mahmoud Abbas, Florian Imkamp, Axel Semjonow
BACKGROUND: Fresh tissue is mandatory to perform high-quality translation studies. Several models for tissue extraction from prostatectomy specimens without guidance by frozen sections are already introduced. However, little is known about the sampling efficacy of these models, which should provide representative tissue in adequate volumes, account for multifocality and heterogeneity of tumor, not violate the routine final pathological examination, and perform quickly without frozen section-based histological control...
November 16, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862097/phase-ib-trial-of-cabazitaxel-and-tasquinimod-in-men-with-heavily-pretreated-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-mcrpc-the-catch-trial
#8
Andrew J Armstrong, Michael S Humeniuk, Patrick Healy, Russell Szmulewitz, Carolyn Winters, Julie Kephart, Michael R Harrison, Elia Martinez, Kelly Mundy, Susan Halabi, Daniel George
BACKGROUND: Tasquinimod is an immunomodulating and anti-antiangiogenic oral agent with anti-prostate cancer activity in preclinical studies and in clinical trials of men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), including single agent activity and in combination with taxanes. We sought to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of tasquinimod in combination with cabazitaxel and prednisone in men with chemorefractory mCRPC. METHODS: Men with mCRPC who had failed prior docetaxel chemotherapy received cabazitaxel 25 mg/m(2) every 3 weeks with oral tasquinimod at 1 of 3 escalating dose levels (0...
November 16, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862100/role-of-epigenetic-modification-and-immunomodulation-in-a-murine-prostate-cancer-model
#9
Jay E Sulek, Samuel P Robinson, Albert A Petrossian, Shaoqing Zhou, Ekaterine Goliadze, Masoud H Manjili, Amir Toor, Georgi Guruli
INTRODUCTION: Decreased expression of highly immunogenic cancer-testis antigens (CTA) might help tumor to achieve low immunogenicity, escape immune surveillance and grow unimpeded. Our aim was to evaluate CTA expression in tumor and normal tissues and to investigate possible means of improving the immune response in a murine prostate cancer (CaP) model by using the combination of epigenetic modifier 5-azacitidine (5-AzaC) and immunomodulator lenalidomide. No study to date has examined the effect of this combination on the prostate cancer or its impact on antigen-presenting cells (APC)...
November 8, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862098/simvastatin-up-regulates-annexin-a10-that-can-inhibit-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-androgen-independent-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#10
Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Yoshitaka Sekine, Haruo Kato, Yosuke Furuya, Hidekazu Koike, Kazuhiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Statins have recently been studied for their proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects. However, the exact mechanisms of their anticancer actions remain unclear. Using microarrays, we discovered up-regulation of annexin A10 (ANXA10) in PC-3 cells after simvastatin treatment. ANXA10 reportedly has antitumor effects. In this study, we evaluated the effects of simvastatin on ANXA10 signaling in androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. METHODS: PC-3, LNCaP-LA (which were derived from LNCaP cells and cultured in 10% charcoal-stripped fetal bovine serum for 3 months), and DU145 human prostate cancer cell lines were used...
November 8, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859428/low-p16-ink4a-expression-in-early-passage-human-prostate-basal-epithelial-cells-enables-immortalization-by-telomerase-expression-alone
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Mindy Kim Graham, Lorenzo Principessa, Lizamma Antony, Alan K Meeker, John T Isaacs
BACKGROUND: There are two principal senescence barriers that must be overcome to successfully immortalize primary human epithelial cells in culture, stress-induced senescence, and replicative senescence. The p16(INK4a) /retinoblastoma protein (p16/Rb) pathway mediates stress-induced senescence, and is generally upregulated by primary epithelial cells in response to the artificial conditions from tissue culture. Replicative senescence is associated with telomere loss. Following each round of cell division, telomeres progressively shorten...
November 8, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813116/distinct-osteomimetic-response-of-androgen-dependent-and-independent-human-prostate-cancer-cells-to-mechanical-action-of-fluid-flow-prometastatic-implications
#12
Álvaro González, Cira García de Durango, Verónica Alonso, Beatriz Bravo, Arancha Rodríguez de Gortázar, Alan Wells, Jerónimo Forteza, Fernando Vidal-Vanaclocha
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Prostate cancer frequently expresses an osteomimetic phenotype, but it is unclear how it is regulated and what biological and clinical implications it confers. Because mechanical forces physiologically regulate bone-remodeling activity in osteocytes, we hypothesized that mechanical action of fluid flow (MAFF) at the cancer microenvironment may similarly foster prostate cancer cell osteomimicry. RESULTS: We showed that in vitro MAFF on androgen-dependent (LNCap) and androgen-independent (PC3) prostate cancer cells remarkably increased OPG, VEGF, RunX2, PTH1R, and PTHrP gene expression in both cell lines irrespective of their androgen dependency...
November 3, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813113/promoter-cpg-site-methylation-of-the-kai1-metastasis-suppressor-gene-contributes-to-its-epigenetic-repression-in-prostate-cancer
#13
Jaeseob Lee, Moon-Sung Lee, Doo-Il Jeoung, Young-Myeong Kim, Hansoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Repression of the KAI1 metastasis suppressor gene is closely associated with malignancy and poor prognosis in many human cancer types including prostate cancer. Since gene repression in human cancers frequently results from epigenetic alterations by DNA methylation and histone modifications, we examined whether the KAI1 gene becomes silenced through these epigenetic mechanisms in prostate cancer. METHODS: KAI1 mRNA and protein levels were determined by RT-PCR and immunoblotting analyses, respectively...
November 3, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800642/p110%C3%AE-inhibition-reduces-histone-h3k4-di-methylation-in-prostate-cancer
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Jun Pang, Yue-Wu Yang, Yiling Huang, Jun Yang, Hao Zhang, Ruibao Chen, Liang Dong, Yan Huang, Dongying Wang, Jihong Liu, Benyi Li
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Epigenetic alteration plays a major role in the development and progression of human cancers, including prostate cancer. Histones are the key factors in modulating gene accessibility to transcription factors and post-translational modification of the histone N-terminal tail including methylation is associated with either transcriptional activation (H3K4me2) or repression (H3K9me3). Furthermore, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3 K) signaling and the androgen receptor (AR) are the key determinants in prostate cancer development and progression...
November 1, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800640/free-testosterone-during-androgen-deprivation-therapy-predicts-castration-resistant-progression-better-than-total-testosterone
#15
Lucas Regis, Jacques Planas, Joan Carles, Xavier Maldonado, Inma Comas, Roser Ferrer, Juan Morote
BACKGROUND: The optimal degree of testosterone suppression in patients with prostate cancer undergoing androgen deprivation therapy remains in question. Furthermore, serum free testosterone, which is the active form of testosterone, seems to correlate with intraprostatic testosterone. Here we compared free and total serum testosterone as predictors of survival free of castration resistance. METHODS: Total testosterone (chemiluminescent assay, lower sensitivity 10 ng/dl) and free testosterone (analogue-ligand radioimmunoassay, lower sensitivity 0...
November 1, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800631/meeting-report-from-the-prostate-cancer-foundation-scientific-working-group-on-radium-223
#16
REVIEW
Andrea K Miyahira, Michael Morris, Howard R Soule
INTRODUCTION: The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) convened a Scientific Working Group Meeting on Radium-223 on September 8, 2016, at The Sidney Kimmel Center for Prostate and Urologic Cancers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. METHODS: The meeting was attended by 18 investigators with expertise in radium-223, bone biology, molecular imaging, biomarkers, and prostate cancer clinical trials. The goal of this meeting was to discuss the known and unknown surroundings the therapeutic effects of the bone targeting agent radium-223, in bone metastatic prostate cancer therapy, and to outline the most critical studies needed to improve the clinical use of this agent...
November 1, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775173/testosterone-levels-correlate-with-grade-group-5-prostate-cancer-another-step-toward-personalized-medicine
#17
Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Marco Moschini, Luca Boeri, Elena Farina, Nadia Finocchio, Giorgio Gandaglia, Nicola Fossati, Alberto Briganti, Franscesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia
BACKGROUND: Controversial results have shown a significant association with either low or high total testosterone (tT) levels and high risk prostate cancer (PCa). We tested the relationship between circulating tT and grade group 5 (G5) PCa at radical prostatectomy (RP) in patients with preoperative low- to intermediate-risk disease. METHODS: Serum sex hormones were assessed the day before RP in a cohort of 846 patients with low- to intermediate-risk PCa. Patients were segregated using the new 5-tiered Gleason grade groups...
October 24, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775165/predicting-prostate-cancer-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy
#18
Abra Jeffers, Vanessa Sochat, Michael W Kattan, Changhong Yu, Erin Melcon, Kosi Yamoah, Timothy R Rebbeck, Alice S Whittemore
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer prognosis is variable, and management decisions involve balancing patients' risks of recurrence and recurrence-free death. Moreover, the roles of body mass index (BMI) and race in risk of recurrence are controversial [1,2]. To address these issues, we developed and cross-validated RAPS (Risks After Prostate Surgery), a personal prediction model for biochemical recurrence (BCR) within 10 years of radical prostatectomy (RP) that includes BMI and race as possible predictors, and recurrence-free death as a competing risk...
October 24, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775154/suppression-of-lim-and-sh3-domain-protein-1-lasp1-negatively-regulated-by-androgen-receptor-delays-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-progression
#19
Takashi Dejima, Kenjiro Imada, Ario Takeuchi, Masaki Shiota, Jeffrey Leong, Tabitha Tombe, Kevin Tam, Ladan Fazli, Seiji Naito, Martin E Gleave, Christopher J Ong
BACKGROUND: LIM and SH3 domain protein 1 (LASP1) has been implicated in several human malignancies and has been shown to predict PSA recurrence in prostate cancer. However, the anti-tumor effect of LASP1 knockdown and the association between LASP1 and the androgen receptor (AR) remains unclear. The aim of this study is to clarify the significance of LASP1 as a target for prostate cancer, and to test the effect of silencing LASP1 in vivo using antisense oligonucleotides (ASO). METHODS: A tissue microarray (TMA) was performed to characterize the differences in LASP1 expression in prostate cancer treated after hormone deprivation therapy...
October 24, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753122/calcium-channel-blocker-use-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-by-tmprss2-erg-gene-fusion-status
#20
Milan S Geybels, Karen D McCloskey, Ian G Mills, Janet L Stanford
BACKGROUND: Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may affect prostate cancer (PCa) growth by various mechanisms including those related to androgens. The fusion of the androgen-regulated gene TMPRSS2 and the oncogene ERG (TMPRSS2:ERG or T2E) is common in PCa, and prostate tumors that harbor the gene fusion are believed to represent a distinct disease subtype. We studied the association of CCB use with the risk of PCa, and molecular subtypes of PCa defined by T2E status. METHODS: Participants were residents of King County, Washington, recruited for population-based case-control studies (1993-1996 or 2002-2005)...
October 18, 2016: Prostate
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